Goodnight 30A Author & Artist Reception

June 23, 2016

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Wednesday July 13, 2016   10:30am – 12:30pm

The Blue Giraffe is excited to announce they will host a first-time appearance on 30A by author Grace Hammond Skertich and artist David D. Lynch, who together created the popular book Goodnight 30A. This special event will be held at the gallery on Wednesday, July 13th from 10:30 to 12:30 with Grace signing books and David signing art prints.

This sweet little book about the South’s best beach community will be your little one’s new go to bedtime story. It features local favorites like Charlie’s Donut Truck and George’s in Alys Beach, The Red Bar, Bud and Alley’s in Seaside, dolphins, sea turtles, YOLO boards, beautiful dune lakes, blue lupine flowers, WaterColor Beach Club, outdoor movies in Rosemary Beach, and so much more! Written by Grace Skertich and illustrated by David Lynch, Goodnight 30A perfectly captures the spirit of this special vacation spot.

Goodnight 30A is now available at The Blue Giraffe!  Click here and order your book online by July 12th to get it autographed by Grace. We can ship your book or hold it for pickup at the gallery.

David’s original illustrations from the book, as well as his prints, are available on 30A exclusively at The Blue Giraffe.  All twenty-five illustrations from Goodnight 30A can be purchased at the gallery or by clicking here.

Rikki’s Coming to 30A!

May 16, 2016

The Blue Giraffe Team is excited beyond words & woofs to have Therapy Dog Rikki visit the gallery on June 8, 2016 from 10:30-1:00! She will be joined by pet parents, Chuck and Patty Mitchell, and author Julie Bettinger for a book signing and “meet & greet”.  You will have a chance to talk to Chuck and Patty about Rikki’s work as a therapy dog and get a pawtographed copy of her book “Encounters with Rikki: from Hurricane Katrina Rescue to Exceptional Therapy Dog“. Julie will be on hand to personally autograph your book, and you will be fascinated to learn about Rikki’s incredible work in the juvenile courthouse system that changed Florida Law.

Proceeds from this event will benefit Tallahassee Memorial Animal Therapy Program, in Rikki’s hometown.

Encounters with Rikki is now available at The Blue Giraffe!  ‘Pawtographed’ by Rikki if you order by June 7, 2016. Books will ship following the event. Click here to order online.

Recent reviews: 

“The human-animal bond has quite a storied past but perhaps fewer stories can match that of Rikki . . . It is her work with child abuse victims, however, that is her most important . . . offering them a calming presence in a difficult — and heartbreaking — situation.”   – Chicago Tribune

“In Encounters with Rikki, author Julie Strauss Bettinger paints a detailed portrait of an exceptionally-gifted therapy dog named Rikki… you’ll come away from it with a renewed appreciation for the power of the human-canine bond.”    – Animal Wellness magazine

Visit the Artist’s Page to read more about Rikki and author, Julie Strauss Bettinger.

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Old Florida Holiday & Winter Market

October 30, 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 5:00-9:00 pm

Mark your calendars now and enjoy this SoWal holiday extravaganza with the whole family! Santa will be in WaterColor Town Center with falling snow, horse-drawn carriage rides, s’mores, luminaries and the most beautiful Christmas tree on 30A (we think!). You won’t want to miss this fun holiday event, held every year the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

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